''A neglected president receives his due as a statesman and practical politician . . . A fine examination of a life, well deserving a place alongside David McCullough's study of Adams pere.'' --Kirkus
''Unger's skills as both a storyteller and political analyst enable him to convey the importance of the personalities and events of early-nineteenth-century America in a detailed and enjoyable manner that will appeal to general readers.'' --Boston Globe
on The Last Founding Father
''[Unger's] descriptions . . . are among the most lucid I've read.'' --San Francisco Book Review
''Unger has cornered the market on muses to emerge as America's most readable historian.'' --National Review
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About the Author
HARLOW GILES UNGER, a former distinguished visiting fellow in American history at George Washington's Mount Vernon, is a veteran journalist, broadcaster, educator, and historian. He is the author of twenty books, including several biographies of America's Founding Fathers. He has also authored histories of the early Republic as well as numerous books on American education. He lives in New York.